Bribery, Penal Code 641.3
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Penal Code § 641.3(a). (a) Any employee who solicits, accepts or agrees to accept money or anything
of value from a person other than his or her employer, other than in trust
for the employer, corruptly and without the knowledge or consent of the
employer, in return for using or agreeing to use his or her position for
the benefit of that other person, and any person who offers or gives an
employee money or anything of value under those circumstances, is guilty
of commercial bribery.
(b) This section does not apply where the amount of money or monetary
worth of the thing of value is one hundred dollars ($100) or less.
(c) Commercial bribery is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail
for not more than one year if the amount of the bribe is one thousand
dollars ($1,000) or less, or by imprisonment in the county
jail, or in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years if the
amount of the bribe exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(d) For purposes of this section:
(1) "Employee" means an officer, director, agent, trustee, partner,
(2) "Employer" means a corporation, association, organization,
trust, partnership, or sole proprietorship.
(3) "Corruptly" means that the person specifically intends to
injure or defraud (A) his or her employer, (B) the employer of the person
to whom he or she offers, gives, or agrees to give the money or a thing
of value, (C) the employer of the person from whom he or she requests,
receives, or agrees to receive the money or a thing of value, or (D) a
competitor of any such employer.